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Blog compiles list of top 20 African American interior designers
May 12, 2011

Every time she delivered a speech to high school students or sat on a panel for a discussion about interior design, African American designer and blog editor Kimberly Ward of Pink Eggshell knew she represented the minority.
"When I am featured in magazines and other media outlets, the question that repeatedly arises is, who are the top African American designers?" said Ward.
The question prompted her to compile a list. she took suggestions from other designers, design center staff from around the country, local realtors and home builders.
Blog compiles list of top 20 African American interior designers
Kimbery Ward
She submitted the semi-final list to colleagues for scrutiny and came out with the following:
Atlanta: Janice Palmer, Ydesign International and Michel Boyd, Smith Boyd Interiors
Chicago: Erin Shakoor, Shakoor Interiors; Afiya H. Kumar, AHA Designs; and Keitha Brathwaite, Contrast Design
Columbia, SC: Joan Goodwin, Vernandah Interiors
Houston: Kimberly Ward, Kimberly +Cameron
Los Angeles: Lisa Turner, Interior Obsessions and Ron Woodson, Wodson and Rum
Miami: Venus Williams, Vstarr Interiors and Cecil Hayes            
New York: Joy Moyler; Marian Akinloye, MA Design Studio; Courtney Sloane; Kim Myles; Robin Wilson, Robin Wilson Home; Elaine Griffin; and Sheila Bridges
Tempe, AZ: Nyla Simone Home          
Washington DC
: Darryl Carter

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